Issue: Deployment fails with Ionic2

Hit a major blocker late last week and have made no progress and the “kudu” github has gone dark. For those who dont know kudu is the built in deployment / scm server for azure. We have bee using it for a while now but are having trouble getting npm -g install ionic running on it. It fails due to some where spdx-liscense error nested deep within gulp-util.

I have tried every major node version 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, and npm 3.x & 4.x

Any suggestions on what I should try?